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USS Constitution Official Build Diary - Pack 3 Options
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#1 Posted : 13 August 2017 20:28:05

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USS Constitution Pack 3 – Stages 17-27

Stage 17 Contents: Fore wall and gun mounts.

In Stage 15 the stern reinforcements were provided, mark the two smaller ones 'B' and the long ones 'A' then remove them from the fret and sand the edges flat. Now glue the 'A' reinforcements to the false keel between frames 9 and 10 then the 'B' ones between frames 10 and 11. Leave to dry.

It is now time to fair the frames to the correct profile so the planks run true along the hull. There will be more shaping at the bow than the stern so try to use a long sanding block to do this. In the pictures you can see the tools I used to fair my hull any equivalent tools will do the job Do the fairing in stages and test often by running the fore walls down the frames till you get a smooth sit and also fair the bow and stern reinforcements. Once the fairing is complete you are ready for the next stage.

Stage complete.

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#2 Posted : 13 August 2017 20:31:25

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Stage 18

Stage eighteen contents: Midship walls and gun mounts.

Take the Fore walls from stage 17 and prepare them for use by soaking for a short while in water to ease shaping them to the bow curve. You will notice on the fore walls two cut outs along the lower edge these fit onto the tabs along the sides of the Spar deck. When you are happy with the fit glue the walls in position and fix with the steel nails using the pin pusher to do this that was provided with stage 16.

You can also use a small hammer to make sure the pins are fully inserted into the wood, once both walls are fitted leave the parts to dry.

Stage complete.

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#3 Posted : 13 August 2017 20:35:08

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Stage 19

Stage nineteen contents: Aft walls and gun mounts.

Take the midship walls from the previous stage and prepare them to be fitted to the hull. When you are happy with the fit glue and fix both of them in place with the pins and pin pusher making sure the walls are seated correctly on the Spar deck tabs.

Next take the aft walls and fix both of them in position in the same way you fitted the others making sure they are fully seated on the spar deck tabs.

Leave the assembly to dry.

Stage complete.

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#4 Posted : 13 August 2017 20:41:57

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Stage 20

Stage twenty contents: Fore walls and gun mounts.

Take the fore wall and test fit it to the front of the hull by lining up the tabs and adjust if necessary you will also notice that frames 3 and 4 will come to the front and rear edges of gun ports 1 and two, mark the wall on both sides with a pencil at these points.

Take a gun mount and remove all the parts from the fret and sand smooth. Part 'A' has the centre removed and part 'B' is a rectangle. Next take the 'A ' components and glue them to the inside of the wall making sure they are correctly lined up with the gun ports and leave to dry. Once the parts are dry locate the pencil lines and trim the two front 'A' components to line up with the pencil lines and then line up and glue the 'B' parts onto the 'A' parts so a box is formed when you look from the outside.

Dry fit the wall to the hull and make sure it fits correctly you may have to adjust the gun mounts to fit against the frames at the bow end. Once the wall fits correctly glue and pin it in position. Do the same for the other fore wall but remember to make left or right handed sides then leave to dry.

Stage complete.

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#5 Posted : 13 August 2017 20:45:08

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Stage 21

Stage twenty-one contents: Midship walls and gun mounts.

Take the Midship walls and test fit them to the hull taking note that two gun mounts will need adjusting to the frames like you did on the Fore walls. Make a left and right side and pin and glue both to the hull and leave to dry.

Stage complete.

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#6 Posted : 13 August 2017 20:48:39

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Stage 22

Stage twenty-two contents: Stern reinforcements and nails.

Take the stern fret and mark the largest part with the letter 'A' and the next part 'B' the two smaller parts are marked 'C'. Remove the parts from the fret and sand them smooth. Next test fit and adjust if necessary part 'A' in its stern slot then glue it in position making sure it is square to the false keel, do the same for parts 'B' and 'C' clamp and leave to dry.

Stage complete.

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#7 Posted : 13 August 2017 20:51:05

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Stage 23

Stage twenty-three contents: Aft walls and gun mounts.

Fit the aft walls the same way you fitted the other walls to the hull noting that two of the gun mounts will need adjusting with two frames. Make up a left and right side and glue and pin the walls to the hull frames then leave to dry.

Stage complete.

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#8 Posted : 13 August 2017 20:55:00

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Stage 24

Stage twenty-four contents: Gratings, ramin strip, walnut strip and eyerings.

Take the grating strips and assembly them into a full square and use glue to fix them together. When the grating is dry cut a 2 x 4 section from the large grate and sand it smooth. Now cut the 2 x 3mm walnut strip into four pieces two short and two long to fit around the grating and glue them in place.

When the strips are dry sand the edges smooth and curve the upper edge then cut four more 2 x 2mm ramin strips to go around the edge of the walnut strip. Sand the ramin strips to profile after they are dry. Next stain the whole grate with your preferred wood-stain leave to dry then clear-cote the grate.

Locate the foremast hole on the Spar deck and measure 15mm forward from the front edge of the fore mast hole and glue the grate in place.

Stage complete.

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#9 Posted : 13 August 2017 21:00:34

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Stage 25

Stage twenty-five contents: Ramin strip and nails.

Take a ramin strip and lay it along frames 1 to five adjust if necessary and then pin and glue it in place making sure the strip is only half way across frame 5. when the glue is dry trim the excess strip forward of frame one. Next take another ramin strip and cut it to length so it fits between frames five and eight adjust if necessary and pin and glue in place. Measure another ramin strip so it fits between frame 8 and butts up against the stern reinforcement at frame 11 then pin and glue in place.

Fit three ramin strips in the same way to the other side of the hull.

Stage complete.

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#10 Posted : 13 August 2017 21:03:16

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Stage 26

Stage twenty-six contents: Ramin strip and nails.

Take a ramin strip and place it under the last strip you laid on the hull adjust it to fit between frames one and four again making sure the strip only covers halfway across frame four. Glue and pin the strip in place and again trim off the excess at the front of frame one once the glue is dry. Place, cut and adjust a strip between frames four and seven then glue and pin in place. Now place another strip between frames seven and eleven and glue in place.

Fit and adjust two more rows of planks alternating the butt joints between frames five and four until four rows are in place. The fourth plank to be laid will need to be trimmed at frame eleven like you did with the frame one strips.

Do the same to the other side of the hull laying three rows of planks in the same way to bring that sides total to four rows.

Stage complete.

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#11 Posted : 13 August 2017 21:07:03

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Stage 27

Stage twenty-seven contents: Ramin strip, gratings, carriage base, carriage, carronade and wedge.

Take the large grating you made in stage 24 and cut a piece 3 x 6 squares in size . Glue two walnut strips along the long sides of the grate then cut two walnut strips 25mm long and glue both to the short sides leaving the overhang on the same side. Add another walnut strip to the ends of the overhang. Sand the parts to shape then add another ramin surround to the part and again sand to shape.

Cut another grating piece this time 4 x 3 squares and sand to shape then add walnut and ramin strip to three sides only sanding and adjusting as before. Glue the grating you have just made to one of the short sides on the other grating made previously. When the glue is dry shape the edges by rounding them off where the grating join each other.

Stage complete.

Store any unused parts in a labelled bag for future use .

You can view the official video build for this pack here-


https://www.youtube.com/...oe&index=4&t=0s
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